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August 22, 2009
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Sleeping Guardian by velvetcat Sleeping Guardian by velvetcat
Can you spot the guardian? :meow:
I'd love to know how would you interpret this work.
Go ahead and tell me what's in that cave :eager:

I started this work couple of weeks ago, never thought I'll finish it, because I didn't like the way it turned out at first. But today I got back to it anyway and finished it.
hope you like it :heart:
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Given 2012-07-28
Sleeping Guardian by ~velvetcat, intriguing concept painted in beautiful complementary colors. ( Suggested by Christa-Kinde and Featured by alicexz )
Picture-Bandit Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
I took the liberty and included this image on my monthly-blog-feature, link and nick has been included...


if you would like it removed just let me know...

take care,

arctoa Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Photographer
A beautifully constructed scene with a fine palette and quality of light. Great work.
NathalieRoann Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012   Writer
doodle-moose Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
this is breath taking. I'm so impressed with your works
KTFish7 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
The helmet is a dead give away, but allowing the eyes to slide down the helmet's right side there appears to be the remains of a shoulder pad from armor, with what could easily be the hint of a skeletal arm protruding...which, the second you make the mental connection of a skeletal arm and armor under this helm, the image takes on a whole new scope, as that would be a colossal skeletal guardian. No idea if this was intentional or if I am merely seeing things, but I Thank You either way, as this does indeed inspire some serious creative thoughts.

An excellent image inspires people to dream, and this definitely does that. Well done. Well done indeed.
Neutral-Death Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
"Is that you, Malus? My old friend?"
Traumfaengerin-Wish Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, I see it ^^ The pathway was empty for so long, forgotten, the guardian fell asleep, waiting and dreaming of better times...
velvetcat Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Traumfaengerin-Wish Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ :hug:
Hi123321 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, the helmet is so nicely placed. It's such a mesmerizing picture, because your eyes are first drawn to the glow inside the cave, then you regard the title and realize there's something else waiting for you. I love it!
As far as how I interpret it, I first thought there was a fire in the cave, which would lead to people there. Maybe there's a group of wanderers and secret bounty hunters looking for the legend of treasures said to be guarded by the forever sleeping guardian. And now that they've found the sleeping guardian, they have set up camp for the night, because a snow storm is brewing. What they don't know is that a group of natives that live there and protect the treasures are about to ambush them!

....Yeah, my imagination is a bit cliche. :3 But I absolutely love this piece.
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